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The New Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances – What Do They Say and How Do They Work?

By E. Christopher Caravette July 12, 2017 Before July 1, 2017, in Cook County, Illinois, about 40 percent of private-sector workers (or about 840,000 people) were not entitled to any
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Are your Powers of Attorney Up-to-Date? Changes in both Florida’s and Illinois’ Power of Attorney laws in the past few years may have an impact on those provisions you have already put in place. Now is the time to make sure your Powers of Attorney are as effective as you need them to be!

by E. Christopher Caravette What is a “Power of Attorney” in the first place? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives another individual the authority to act
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Doing Businiess in Chicago

The Business Operator’s Guide for Starting and Operating a Business in Chicago If You Need Inspections Your application will be sent to the appropriate departments and inspections will be performed.
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Home Occupation

Rules and Regulations for Operating a Home Based Business in the City of Chicago Recognizing the national employment trend in recent years that has required millions of people to work
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IRAs for Small Business

Two IRAs were created for small-business owners with no company retirement plan. A SEP IRA (Simplified Employee Pension) is a modified profit-sharing plan for firms of 25 or fewer eligible
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Limited Liability Companies — A New Alternative to Corporations and Partnerships

by E. Christopher Caravette Illinois has recently joined the growing list of states which now recognizes a new form of business organization, the Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). The legislation which
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The New Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances – What Do They Say and How Do They Work?

By E. Christopher Caravette July 12, 2017 Before July 1, 2017, in Cook County, Illinois, about 40 percent of private-sector workers (or about 840,000 people) were not entitled to any
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It’s Hurricane Season (again) – Are You Prepared?

It’s Hurricane Season (again) – Are You Prepared? By E. Christopher Caravette July 2, 2017 With hurricane and storm season upon us, take time to review and record your possessions
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Pet Trusts – Should You Consider One?

Pet Trusts – Should You Consider One? By E. Christopher Caravette  July 1, 2017 First of all, just what is a pet trust? A pet trust is an arrangement to
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